A Word About Walt, Jr.

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Walter White is a name that inspires a wide variety of conflicting emotions, thanks to its association with one of the most dynamic characters ever written for television.  Lest we forget, however, it’s a name that is shared by another character, one who is often overlooked amongst the gallery of more colorful personalities that surrounds […]

At Large: Baby Faced Killer Carl Grimes

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One thing can be clear from the season finale of The Walking Dead. When Carl “Baby Face” Grimes tells you to drop the gun, he doesn’t mean slowly lean in and place it on the ground in front of you. He means drop it. Any questions? Good. Spoiler alert. Read no further if you’ve been living under a rock […]

Whatever Happened To . . .

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I love that AMC shows John Wayne movies frequently.  With regular television now providing only crime shows, reality shows, or sitcoms that would’ve received an R rating a few years ago, it is nice to be able to go to a channel and find a classic from the Duke. The other day, I happened to […]

Walter White: Power Addict

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Walter White, aka The Great Heisenberg, is an addict.  Not a drug addict, of course; he may be the manufacturer of the highest-quality methamphetamine on the market, but he never touches the stuff himself, as we all know. Despite this fact, he is an addict, nonetheless.  Even if his own unbelievably pure, crystal blue product […]

Could Hank “Break Bad”?

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In a recent interview, actor Dean Norris- better known as Hank Schrader- revealed that he put in a request with Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan to have his character killed off.  Gilligan denied the request, of course, saying that with Hank gone, “what would I write about for the last eight?”  Given the discovery that […]

Brains! Brains! Who Got The Brains?

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I love the Walking Dead. Let’s get that straight right from the start. I think that it’s probably the best thing on TV. And waiting for it to return gnaws at me. What is it about the show that has me so addicted? Maybe it’s the struggle for survival against unbelievable odds. Or it could […]

Breaking Bad: A Tragedy in Five Seasons

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When I first saw the poster for the fifth season of Breaking Bad, featuring Walt enthroned in the middle of his “fat stacks” with the caption “All Hail the King,” I saw it as confirmation of something I had suspected for some time: the story of Walt’s rise to power is a modern-day Shakespearean tragedy. […]

The Walking Dead, Season 3 Premiere: “Seed”

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Warning: Spoilers ahead. The teaser opening for the season portrays a group that has changed much since the close of Season 2.  Lori’s pregnancy is advanced, every member of the group has become a seasoned marksman, and Carl, although still a child in body, has clearly aged beyond his years.  There is a profound moment […]